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1980 Plymouth Volare

1980 was the last year for Plymouth’s “compact” Volaré.

I think it’s fairly typical of people to group memories into convenient categories. Most people probably look back at their lives thus far and see periods of time easily identified by markers such as childhood, high school, post-acne, and marriage—or something akin to that. But, our memories can play tricks on us.

1978 Ford LTD II Brougham

At $5508, the 1978 Ford LTD II Brougham is the 3rd-priciest sedan on our list.

Somewhere between mainstream and luxury lies the murky no-man’s land often referred to as “near luxury.” In the auto world, the near-luxury tag has been applied to such semi-premium brands as Acura and Volvo. More recently, Buick has again ascended into the near-premium domain, offering products that skirt pricewise just under those offered by the likes of Lexus.

1965 Buick Riviera

How many Buick model names can you find?

This time we made it hard, or at least tried to. Buried in the provided grid are the following:

30 Classic and contemporary Buick model names

2 Model names that appears twice

5 Varieties of cheese

1975 Chrysler Imperial

At 232.7 inches end-to-end, the 1975 Chrysler Imperial ranks 4th on our longest cars list.

Presented here are federal guidelines for parking space design. One of the most noteworthy dimensions on the layout maybe the suggested length of a singe parking space: 20 feet.

Which is the longest car?

Can you tell which of these vehicles is longer? 

No less a luminary than Mark Twain once noted, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Yet, despite Mr. Clemens’ call for deeper consideration of the things we appreciate, Americans have always put a premium on size. We like our TVs, BBQ grilles, and fountain beverages extra large, and, based on the popularity of Kim Kardashian, we tend to prefer select elements of our popular icons on the generous side as well.

2015 Jeep Cherokee

With an available 271-horsepower V6, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee tops our list.

In the movie Scarface, explaining how things work in America, would-be drug kingpin Tony Montana explains, “You gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, you get the women.”

1978 Pontiac Grand Safari

Starting at $6227, the Pontiac Grand Safari is the 3rd most-expensive wagon on our list.

The pickings were slim for big American wagon shoppers in 1978. Responding to declining demand for its biggest cars, Chrysler opted to drop its biggest wagons after the 1977 model year. With the maker’s Newport-based Town & Country wagon, the Dodge Royal Monaco wagon, and the Plymouth Gran Fury Sport Suburban excised from showrooms, only Ford and General Motors remained in full-size longroof game.

1990 Chrysler Imperial Abstract

Identify this 1990 car, and four more.

You know the drill–we give you an abstract portion of a brochure page, and you have to guess the vehicle featured. For this quiz we’re featuring the cars of 1990. All the vehicles in question were available for sale in the U.S. We can also tell you that none of the cars here are especially rare, obscure, or of a kit-car nature.

New-Car Dealership

Looking for a new car? Here’s how to get started.

Buying a car isn’t for the feint of heart. Even for folks who enjoy shopping, the rigors of identifying, locating, committing to, and paying for a new vehicle can take their toll. For these reasons, folks often rush through the process, unfortunately skipping steps that help put the right vehicle (at the right price) in their garage.


5 Ugly Cars We Love

Written by Tom Appel in Ford, Honda, Humor, Nissan
2003 Honda Element

2003 Honda Element

If we learned just one thing from the Grumpy Cat web-meme phenomenon, it’s that beauty is but one of many points of attraction. What was it about Facebook’s favorite feline that motivated half the planet’s population to share and repost its image?


Classic Cars

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